Yazidi refugees try to reach a safe zone in Iraqi Kurdistan
ID: AFP-01-0083
Format: HD
Location: FISHKHABUR, IRAQ
Description

Displaced Iraqi families from the Yazidi community were crossing on Monday the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq. At least 20,000 civilians, most of whom are from the Yazidi community, who had been besieged by jihadists on a mountain in northern Iraq have safely escaped to Syria and been escorted by Kurdish forces back into Iraq.

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